July 2018 Meetup

For the Monday, July 9th meetup we will welcome the return of Michael Collier! Michael will share details of a new Service Fabric offering, Service Fabric Mesh! If you like Service Fabric, but dislike management of VMs, have a fondness for containers, and are curious learn more on the road ahead for Azure Service Fabric, this is a meetup you don’t want to miss!

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Title: Azure Service Fabric Mesh: The Road Ahead

Abstract: In this session we’ll take a look at a new offering in the Service Fabric family, Service Fabric Mesh. Service Fabric Mesh provides the same scale, reliability, and performance you’re used to with Service Fabric clusters, but without the overhead of cluster management! Additionally, Service Fabric Mesh supports both Windows and Linux containers, thus allowing you to develop in the programming language and framework of your choice. As part of this session, you will gain a better understanding of the new resource model with Service Fabric Mesh. You will also see how easy it can be to build and debug your application before publishing it to Service Fabric Mesh.

Bio: Michael is currently Senior Software Development Engineer in Microsoft’s Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) organization, where he engages deeply with select global ISVs to help them best utilize Azure’s features. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael worked with various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental in leading and developing solutions for a wide range of clients. He has a vast amount of experience in helping companies determine the best strategy for adopting cloud computing and providing the insight and hands-on experience to ensure they are successful. Michael is also a respected technology community leader and is often found sharing his Microsoft Azure insights and experiences at regional and national conferences. Michael is also the co-author of two published books on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure (1st and 2nd Edition). Follow Michael’s experiences with Azure on his blog at http://www.michaelscollier.com and on Twitter at @MichaelCollier.

September 2017 Meetup

For the Monday, September 11th meetup, we will once again be joined byNeudesic’sChad Thomasfor a discussion on Service Fabric. Chad joined us in May for an introductory look at Service Fabric. This month he’ll share his guidance and experiences on building real-world solutions with Service Fabric. Please join us on Monday, September 11th for what is sure to be a great discussion. Bring your questions!

Please RSVP today (helps to ensure we have the right amount of food & drinks).

The Central Ohio Azure group would like to thankNeudesicfor once again sponsoring our meetup!

Abstract:Service Fabric is the foundational technology powering core Azure infrastructure as well as other Microsoft services such as Skype for Business, Dynamics 365, Cortana, Azure SQL Database, and many more. Service Fabric solves the hard distributed systems problems such as reliability, scalability, management, and latency, so you can focus on building applications.

At the May meetup, we discussed Service Fabrics architecture, use cases, and many of the problems it alleviates. This month, well dive a bit deeper and build a representative Service Fabric application that highlights Service Fabrics programming models. You will see how to use Reliable Services and Reliable Actors to build a solution. You will learn the pros and cons of each, and guidance on selecting the model for your solution. Well wrap up by discussing exciting new features in Service Fabric, including using Service Fabric for hosting Docker containers on Linux or Windows and running them alongside other workloads.

Presenter:Chad Thomas Director of Technology, Neudesic

Chad Thomas is Director of Technology forNeudesicsDigital Platform service line, spanning mobile, web, architecture, and cloud. He and his team help companies transition from Agile to Continuous, from monoliths to microservices, and ultimately from incremental improvement to innovation at scale. Azure is a big part of Neudesics strategy and they are very excited about the Service Fabric.
Even when Chad is not working, technology is deeply engrained in his daily life. Currently, that manifests itself in the form of modernist cuisine, sous vide immersion cookers, and digital electric smokers. If anybody wants to start an open-source autonomous electric vehicle project, hit him onTwitterorLinkedIn.

May 2017 Meetup

For the May 8th meetup, we are thrilled to welcome Chad Thomse as the featured speaker. You may have seen Chad talk about containers earlier this month at the Global Azure Bootcamp – so you know he brings the deep technical expertise and passion! Chad is going to be sharing his insights and experiences on developoing highly scalable and reliable services using Service Fabric. Please join us on Monday, May 8th for what is sure to be a great discussion. Bring your questions!

Please RSVP today (helps us get the right amount of food & drinks)

Title: Service Fabric

Abstract: Coming soon!

Speaker: Chad Thomas is Director of Technology for Neudesics Digital Platform service line, spanning mobile, web, architecture and cloud. He and his team help companies transition from Agile to Continuous, from monoliths to microservices, and ultimately from incremental improvement to innovation at scale. Azure is a big part of Neudesics strategy and they are very excited about the Service Fabric.
Even when Chad is not working, technology is deeply engrained in his daily life. Currently, that manifests itself in the form of modernist cuisine, sous vide immersion cookers, and digital electric smokers. If anybody wants to start an open-source autonomous electric vehicle project, hit him on Twitter or LinkedIn.